Developing Materials Fire Response Information for Assessing Fire Hazard and Risk.
Developing Materials Fire Response Information for
Assessing Fire Hazard and Risk.
Gann, R. G.
Fire Risk and Hazard Assessment Symposium: Research and
Practice: Bridging the Gap. Proceedings. National
Fire Protection Research Foundation. June 26-28, 1996,
San Francisco, CA, 286-294 pp, 1996.
fire risk; hazard assessment; flammability measurements;
In the presence of a fire, materials and products may
respond by producing heat and flames, particulate smoke,
and toxic and contaminant gases. This paper summarizes
the contributions of products to the growth of fire
hazard, offers a framework for reducing the multiple
constraints on materials fire specification,
characterizes the properties to be measured, and
identifies research priorities to bring this concept to
reality. This approach offers enhanced freedom for the
development of new materials whose proliferation will
contribute to an improved degree of fire safety.